It’s Still About the Farm

Perry County Fair keeps roots in agriculture

NEW LEXINGTON – Lydie Forgrave already has a calf picked out for next year’s Perry County Fair. With all the rides, entertainment, and events the fair has to offer, the Junior Fair Board and 4-H member says agriculture remains at its heart. “Most people have animals or help someone with their animals,” she said. Forgrave said people spend all year […]

Township boundaries are a taxing issue

UNION TOWNSHIP- It’s complicated. Union Township stands to lose roughly $26,400 as the Licking County Auditor’s Office evens out the township’s inside millage. “We chose Union Township (to begin) because it’s the worst one,” said Licking County Auditor Michael Smith. The auditor’s office’s job would also be easier if all the municipalities in the township were completely separated from Union […]

Hebron to move slow on township secession

HEBRON – Village officials aren’t in a hurry to secede from Union Township. The issue which arose out of a July 8 meeting with the County Budget Commission (county auditor, county prosecutor and county treasurer) was briefly discussed at the July 10 council meeting and extensively at council’s combined committees meeting on July 15. Currently, the Villages of Buckeye Lake […]

Agency cooperation is key for BLASST

Editor: Thank you for the well covered article focusing on the safety services during the BLASST fireworks event. The agencies mentioned in the article have been doing this for years, and it only gets better each time. All of the procedures we currently use are direct from national standards, many written after 9-11-01 when President Bush mandated all agencies must […]

‘A great place to live and raise children’

Editor: Three events over the last two weeks reinforce my belief that cream always rises to the top and good people show their true colors. The first events were BLASST and the days leading up to it. Groups of volunteers solicited donations in the Village of Buckeye Lake and Millersport, T-shirts and luminaries were sold and the response was generous. […]

Writer asks ‘What’s the matter?’

Editor: It seems our elected officials ‘rule the roost” as the saying goes in Buckeye Lake Village. You make all the decision for us – your little pee-ons – but when we really need you to step up and make a decision for our little village, all of a sudden you are nowhere to be seen. As I have said […]

Gary K. Crago

Gary K. Crago, age 71 of Millersport, died July 9, 2013, at his residence. He was the former owner of KC’s Roofing Company for close to 40 years. He had a strong passion for horses and livestock sales, “you name it he could trade it”. He is survived by his daughter, Haley (Barry) Taylor of Thornville; granddaughter, Sydney Taylor of […]

Marvin Leroy Carpenter

Marvin Leroy Carpenter, 82, of Somerset, passed away July 16, 2013, at Pickering House in Lancaster. Marvin was born April 7, 1931, in Lancaster, the son of the late Leroy Gabriel and Carrie Spitler Carpenter. Marvin was a 1949 graduate of Millersport High School. On September 14, 1956, he married Kathleen McKenna. After two years in the Navy, they moved […]

John Wallace Gillogly

John Wallace Gillogly, 72, of Thornville, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. He was born on August 2, 1940, in Pennsville, Ohio, to the late Wallace and Leona (Rowland) Gillogly. Having been raised in Logan, Ohio, John graduated from Logan High School with the Class of 1958. He attended The Ohio State University and was a […]

Lee Edward Heimberger

A graveside service, celebrating the life of Lee Edward Heimberger, age 84, most recently of Winchester, VA, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the Kirkersville Cemetery. Lee passed away July 16, 2013, in Winchester, VA. He was born in Pataskala, on November 22, 1928, to the late Everett and Ruth (Nicodemus) Heimberger. He graduated […]